Monday, March 18, 2019

Cyclone Idai Death Toll Climbs

Cyclone Idai makes landfall

On March 14th, 2019 cyclone Idai made landfall on the African continent at the port city of Beira. The gigantic storm was packing winds of 106 mph

The official death toll stands at 180 following flooding and high winds, which have destroyed homes and ripped roofs from concrete buildings.

Mozambique president said 1,000 people may have died. The official death toll has reached 180 people across southern Africa. Search teams just arrived in hard hit towns Sunday.

The area Malawi has also been badly hit. The flooding there has caused at least 122 deaths,

Thursday, March 7, 2019

USA Deploys Missiles In Israel

THADD Missiles Setup 

The U.S .military has deployed THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) missile defense system in Israel for the first time in conjunction with the IDF to protect Israeli airspace from foreign missile attacks.  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a video that this development was “further evidence of the U.S.’s commitment to Israel’s security... Together with our defense systems, we are even stronger in dealing with threats from throughout the Middle East,” 

United States Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said this joint military exercise exemplified America’s “continued commitment” to Israel.


THADD system
Image: Capt. Robert Durr/US 174 Air Defense Artillery Brigade

Israel Air Force tweeted “The purpose of the deployment is to practice rapid deployment across the globe of complex systems, and to enhance cooperation with the IAF’s Air Defense Systems,”